Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin

By | January 3, 2018
Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin Author Andrew Wilson
ISBN-10 1476776741
ISBN-13 9781476776743
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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The first definitive biography of the iconic notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen offers new insights and provides unprecedented access to a misunderstood soul The Boston Globe When forty year old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010 a shocked world mourned the loss McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East London taxi driver to scale the heights of fame fortune and glamour He created a multimillion dollar luxury brand that became a favorite with celebrities including Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell He designed clothes for the worlds most beautiful women and royalty most famously the Duchess of Cambridge who wore a McQueen dress on her wedding day But behind the confident facade and bad boy image lay a sensitive soul who struggled to survive in the ruthless world of fashion As the pressures of work intensified McQueen became increasingly dependent on the drugs that contributed to his tragic end Meanwhile his failure to find lasting love in a string of boyfriends only added to his despair And then there were the secrets that haunted his sleep A modern day fairy tale infused with the darkness of a Greek tragedy Alexander McQueen provides a thorough and emotionally compelling explorationof a complex and enigmatic artist Publishers Weekly Andrew Wilsons magnificent The Independent UK and compelling and heavily researched bio Entertainment Weekly featuring never before seen photographs and rare interviews dispels myths corrects inaccuracies and shares new insights into McQueens private life and the source of his creative genius

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